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New compensation limits published for April 2017

Emma Edis

Coming into force on 6 April 2017, the government has published the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2017 which increases compensation limits for employees in various situations. 

Gender Pay Reporting - A summary of the reporting guidelines and pay calculations

Katherine Maxwell

A summary of the reporting guidelines and pay calculations

Do you operate a holiday year from 1st April – 31st March? If so watch out!

Stephanie Bowen

Attention employers! Due to the way that the Easter bank holidays fall this and next year, it is anticipated that some employees’ holiday rights may be breached next year. 

The National Minimum Wage – make sure your business doesn’t end up on the government’s name and shame list!

Katherine Maxwell

On 15 February 2017, the government ‘named and shamed’ more than 350 employers who had underpaid their workers the national minimum or ‘living’ wage. 

Divorce case of Mrs and Mr Owens

Debra Emery

In the wake of the striking divorce case of Mrs and Mr Owens, BBC Radio Solent spoke to Debra Emery, Partner and Head of the Moore Blatch Family department about the implications of Judge Robin Tolson QC refusing Mrs Tini Owens application for divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour at the Family Court sitting at Oxford last year.

The defendant admits fault but then alleges you are also at fault – what does that mean?

Matthew Claxson

If the defendant, admits responsibility for primarily causing the incident but then alleges you should bear some of that responsibility it is called “contributory negligence”. 

Protecting the bank of mum and dad

Katy Barber

As we enter 2017, there is a higher-than-normal degree of uncertainty regarding the prospects of the UK economy and the housing market, especially for first time buyers.

Is long–term stress a disability?

Naomi Greenwood

In the case of Herry v Dudley Metropolitan Council UKEAT/0100/16/LA an Employment Appeal Tribunal has provided some welcome guidance on whether long-term stress will be classified as a ‘disability’ for the purposes of discrimination proceedings. 

Dewhurst v CitySprint UK Ltd – latest ‘gig economy’ case on worker status

Katherine Maxwell

Last year an employment tribunal heard the case of Aslam, Farrar and Others v Uber where it was held the drivers that brought a claim against Uber were ‘workers’ and accordingly qualified for various rights under employment legislation. 

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